4 Jan - It was revealed that Jeremy Renner's snow plowing incident, which had ended up with him being airlifted to the hospital on New Year's Day, was caused by his attempt to help a family member.
In a statement to the media on 3 January, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office stated that the whole incident started after a family member got stuck in the snow near Renner's home while driving the actor's personal vehicle.
"Mr. Renner went to retrieve his PistenBully or Sno-Cat - an extremely large piece of snow removal equipment weighing at least 14,330 pounds - in an effort to get his vehicle moving. After successfully towing his personal vehicle from its stuck location, Mr. Renner got out of his PistenBully to speak to his family member. At this point, it was observed that the PistenBully started to roll. In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr. Renner attempts to get back into the driver's seat of the PistenBully," said Sheriff Darin Balaam.
"Based on our investigation, it's at this point that Mr. Renner is run over by the PistenBully. An eyewitness detailed seeing Mr. Renner getting into the PistenBully and not seeing him again until the PistenBully came to a rest in a pile of snow in front of his driveway."
However, Sheriff Balaam stated that the authorities do not suspect any foul play, only a tragic accident.
Renner had since posted his updates on social media with a photo of him in hospital, writing, "Thank you all for your kind words. I'm too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all."